Ongoing Projects in Eastern Africa

Strengthening the interdiction and investigation techniques of the Ethiopian law enforcement drug trafficking, ETHI07

Budget (USD)



2 years (2006 - 2007)

Donor country


This project's immediate objective is to strengthen Ethiopia's capacity to tackle illicit drug trafficking particularly through Bole International Airport at Addis Ababa. However, the project is also expected to result in the strengthening of Ethiopia's capacity to combat other transnational organized crime making use of the airport. The main elements of the project strategy include: (i) strengthening the collaboration between key government entities at the airport, i.e. the Federal Police, the Ethiopian Customs Service and the Immigration authorities; (ii) upgrading the specialized skills of front line staff of the concerned entities; and (iii) providing the government with a computer-based training programme duly adapted to local language and cultural requirements for general and front-line law enforcement officers.